Walter Warnick, Director, Office of Scientific & Technical Information, US Department of Energy
As Director of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), Dr. Warnick directs the agency’s scientific and technical information operations. He embraces the opportunities offered by the Web to accelerate the spread of knowledge about science and technology. By accelerating the spread of knowledge, OSTI helps to accelerate science itself. To this end, he has championed aggressive efforts to capitalize on technological advances to develop and provide state-of-the art products and services for sharing knowledge. Dr. Warnick and his colleagues work to further advance Web search technology. Dr. Warnick was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2005 “for leadership in the federal scientific information community and for contributions to the conceptualization, development and implementation of innovative programs that significantly advance access to government information." He achieved his Ph.D. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland and his Bachelor of Engineering Science from The Johns Hopkins University.